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Jeff Mordock

Jeff Mordock is the White House reporter for The Washington Times. A native of Newtown, Pennsylvania, he previously worked for Gannett and has won awards from both the Delaware Press Association and the Maryland Delaware D.C. Press Association. He is a graduate of George Washington University and can be reached at

Articles by Jeff Mordock

Carter Page, an adviser to U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, speaks at the graduation ceremony for the New Economic School in Moscow on July 8, 2016. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin) **FILE**

FISA court raps FBI’s faulty affidavits for Trump wiretaps: ‘Serious misconduct’

In a rare order, the chief judge of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court condemned the FBI on Tuesday for misleading the court in its application to surveil former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page, saying the sheer number of problems with the petition raises questions about other filings by the law enforcement agency. Published December 17, 2019

Former Deputy Trump campaign aide Rick Gates arrives to the federal court in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019.  (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Rick Gates sentenced to 45 days in prison; 36 months probation

Former Trump campaign aide Rick Gates received 45 days in prison from a federal judge Tuesday, the latest in a string of underwhelming sentences handed down in the Mueller probe that has cost taxpayers roughly $32 million and brought no Russia collusion-related convictions. Published December 17, 2019

Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz testifies at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the Inspector General's report on alleged abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) ** FILE **

Michael Horowitz: IG report doesn’t vindicate FBI

The Justice Department's inspector general warned Wednesday that his report does not vindicate the FBI's actions in the investigation of 2016 Trump campaign collusion with Russia. Published December 11, 2019

Attorney General William Barr listens as President Donald Trump speaks during an event to sign an executive order establishing the Task Force on Missing and Murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives, in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

William Barr says FBI may have acted in ‘bad faith’

Questions about the FBI's motives in targeting President Trump's 2016 campaign are mounting despite a Justice Department inspector general report that could not pin down evidence of bias. Published December 10, 2019